Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Celtics Tankometer takes a hit from the Rajon Rondo/Avery Bradley backcourt duo

This week the Celtics dropped their final two road games of the season against Western Conference opponents, going win-less (0-15) out west for the first time in franchise history.

But they fought hard, losing by 1 in overtime to New Orleans (although they did mysteriously not foul in the final seconds), and falling by just 5 in Dallas.  The C's then knocked off the LeBron-less Heat in Boston behind a near triple-double from Rajon Rondo, and closed out the week with a 114-98 defeat in Brooklyn.

Despite winning only once in their past seven tries, Boston looks like a team that could be improving.  Avery Bradley scored 23 points vs Miami, then followed it up with a career-high tying 28 against the Nets.  Rondo and Bradley have played a total of just 186 minutes on the floor together all season after each missing extended time with injuries.  Over the past two outings they finally appear to be getting the chance to gel as a starting backcourt.

The Celtics have 12 games remaining on the schedule, and their upcoming opponents have a combined winning percentage of only .448.  That also includes two more matchups with the beyond pathetic 76ers, who are just 4 games away from the longest losing streak in NBA history (currently it's 23, the 2010-2011 Cavs dropped a record 26 straight).

Last week: 60%

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